variants or less commonly sesquialter
plural sesquialteras also sesquialters
archaic : hemiola sense 2
Sesquialtera plural Sesquialteras : an organ mutation flue stop reinforcing the fifth and third above the fundamental (see fundamental entry 2 sense 2a)

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, feminine of sesquialter

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“Sesquialtera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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